A loan of $1,650 helped a member to purchase more chives seedlings and fertilizers, so she can grow them and earn more profit.

Nazareth Shg Group's story

Nazareth SHG is constituted of ten untiring tribal women from a village; they named themselves “Nazareth SHG”. The village is about 35 kms away from the main capital town of Imphal, which is also one of the northeastern state capitals in India.

Rahablu is the featured borrower member, pictured with her hand raised on the extreme left in the picture. All the members cooperate and agreed to form the group to support one another financially and morally in times of one’s needs. The purpose of the formation of the group is to be financially independent and supplement the family income to be self-sufficient families.

Rahablu sells chives in the capital market and makes an income. Selling chives is her main activity to generate an income. The market town is about 35 kms away from the village where she lives. She marches towards the market at the break of the dawn, as buyers come early in the morning to get the fresh vegetables. The major population in the state uses chives in most of the dishes; thus selling chives is profitable. She shares that growing chives is easy, as the climate is suitable, there is no limited season for growing, and market demand never ceases.

The generated income is insufficient, as household expenses and educational expenses are high in this period. She hardly managed to save a small amount to purchase seedlings and grow them abundantly. There are times when she does not have a supply of her own, and at the same time with no cash to buy chives from the suppliers and sell them at a profit.

With the KIva Loan, she is planning to purchase chives seedlings with the right fertilizers. Hopeful and filled with delight, she shares that her plans to grow chives on a large scale have come true. She will try to grow chives the whole year round with no break, and try her best to have them sell. She says she will try hard to be successful and will also repay the loan on time. She thanked Kiva and WSDS for the support and assistance. She says, “Thank you so much, Kiva.”

The rest of the group members are also engaged in selling vegetables, piggery and poultry.

In this group: Rahablu, Paochung, Rengmunchim, Mechekpon, Raishrem, Aningla, Thangachun, Mechekrem, Rumunchoi, Jenish
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